New Radio Cabinet


For the holidays last year, my good friends, Al and Amie surprised me with a Raspberry Pi kit. I’ve had an idea for a while now to put up a panel or screen that ties various boat systems together and displays relavent information, such as location, boat speed, ais information…etc. Yes, there are turn-key solutions… Continue reading New Radio Cabinet

Rigging Repairs


Rigging repairs on the boat are done. Nothing major, I had a short list of items I wanted repaired/replaced. The secondary supports for the port and starboard spreaders, and the running backstays. All done and everything is looking great! The work was done by Jason of Argonaut Rigging. Great vendor! Highly recommend him.

Ten Year Plan Number Plate


s/v Ten Year Plan received it’s official number plate today. U.S. Coast Guard documented boats are assigned a lifetime documentation number. The requirements are the number be affixed to the interior of the boat in such a way as altering them would damage the numbers or the hull. Folks solve this problem in a varieties… Continue reading Ten Year Plan Number Plate

New Boat Arrives


My new Tender arrived today. So of course I had to set it up in my living room. 😁 It’s easy inflate and it all fits in the provided bag. It’s the PHP-310 Air Floor Inflatable from West Marine. Looking forward to many years of service from this great little boat. The question has come… Continue reading New Boat Arrives

Comfort Without the Bulk


When I was looking to redo the V-Berth on my boat, I researched mattress options, and ran across several ‘under-mattress’ systems and ended up going with the Froli Modular SleepSystems. The big challenge is ventilation under the mattress. Affordable and well made Easy to follow instructions Easy to assemble and use Comfortable and adjustable Great ventilation.… Continue reading Comfort Without the Bulk

Boat Renovations


Since purchasing the boat, I’ve been focusing on internal renovations and minor updates. The first big change was getting the v-berth updated. I took out a couple of small shelves, refinished the drawers, and made a key board and mounting rails. The biggest job was making the cushions. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize View… Continue reading Boat Renovations

Ten Year Plan Boat Cards


Thank you to Lindsay S. Powell Designs for the great boat cards. Another item checked off the list on the Ten Year Plan 🙂 I’m very happy with how they turned out.

Amateur Radio – W4MTP


“It’s all part of the ten year plan.” So part of the plan, along with learning sewing and canvas work, sailing, diesel repair…and many other things, I decided to get my amateur radio certifications to improve my communications options on the boat. Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people,… Continue reading Amateur Radio – W4MTP